When bringing home a new kitten, you want to make sure you have all the right supplies. If you’re missing something, you’ll have to go out and buy it later, so it’s easier to have it on hand.

  • Kitten food
  • Food and water bowls
  • Litter
  • Litter box and scoop
  • Cat bed
  • Cat toys
  • Cat scratching post(s)
  • Collar with identification information
  • Cat carrier

It’s also a good idea to purchase a few other supplies that you may need for grooming and care for your new kitten.

  • For long hair kittens, you’ll want a wire slicker brush and/or wide tooth comb, or for short hair kittens, you’ll want a bristle brush and/or fine tooth metal comb.
  • Nail clippers
  • Kitten shampoo
  • A cat tree
  • You can also buy kitten vitamins, but you’ll want to ask your vet before you start your new kitten on a vitamin regiment.

You may find that there are other items and supplies that you may need as your kitten grows up, but these items should get you started.